The battleground for mirrorless APS-C cameras in this sub RM4k segments is brutally fierce, this is one of the important segments to determine their market position. Fujifilm kickstarts her new entry in 2020 with the introduction of the X-T200 targeting the personal content creators.
Personal content creators are spoilt with choices in the sub-RM4k mirrorless digital camera from all the brands, with this, what is so great about the Fujifilm X-T200 that thinks it will shine better than its peer brands in the same category? Here are the important specifications at a glance:
- 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Up to 8fps
- Vari-angle touch-screen
- 4K/30P video
- Digital Gimball
- Fujifilm’s Colour Science
Built with a high-speed APS-C 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor which uses copper wiring for better performance, and an intuitive user interface with the ease and familiarity of a smartphone. This X-T200 is able to process data 3.5 times faster than the X-T100, rolling shutter is also reduced. AF performance in X-T200 is also dramatically enhanced through the use of phase-detection autofocus pixels across the sensor.
Touch Screen & Vari-angle LCD
Fujifilm X-T200 is equipped with a vari-angle 3.5-inch, 16:9 Aspect Ratio widescreen LCD touch-screen that can be opened and closed between 0 to 180 degrees and rotated between -90 to +180 degrees. It also provides intuitive and responsive control over the camera’s features and functionality and can be used to adjust a variety of settings, like brightness, background blur, Film Simulation effects, and image aspect ratios.
The updated Face/ Eye Detection AF makes focusing on individuals or groups of people quickly and easily – even when the camera’s LCD monitor is flipped out for selfies. The Automated functions, allow the camera to be set to recognize and track the main subject within the frame.
The new Digital Gimbal mode and HDR movie modes, along with its basic internal editing functions, enables X-T200 to do more than just shooting conventional 4K Video, it ensures that videos are stable and useable. A gyro sensor sits at the heart of the new Digital Gimbal mode and assists in reducing the effects of camera shake when recording video footage. The new HDR movie mode makes recording footage in high contrast situations, while its in-camera video editing functions allow the clips to be trimmed to the exact seconds before they are shared instantly.
Fujifilm Colour Science
Fujifilm’s history in colour science has given it world-renowned status among image-makers across the world. During its 85 years in the industry, it has been responsible for some of the most iconic photographic films in history and this exceptional knowledge has been poured into the 11 digital Film Simulation modes installed into X-T200. Images made with these film simulations carry the look and feel of the actual films that inspired them, which are a great building block to sparking creative imaging making. In addition, 20 Advanced Filters, which includes the new Clear Filter, give even more creative possibilities to image-makers as they seek to express themselves artistically.
New Lens – XC35mm F2
For those interested in expanding their kit, the FUJINON XC35mm F2 lens is also available which gives an equivalent to 52mm on a 35mm format. Weighing just 130g and measuring 46.5mm in length, this new prime lens has nine elements including two aspherical lens elements in six groups, producing sharp and crisp images. AF operation is quick and near-silent thanks to the use of an internal focus system, which uses a stepping motor, making it drive the focus lens elements fast and accurately. The lens produces creamy bokeh while offering excellent portability and high-speed AF.
Fujifilm X-T200 is available in late Feb 2020 and it comes in three colours (Silver, Dark Silver and Champagne Gold), when paired with XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens is priced at RM3,588, visit Fujifilm Malaysia for more details and full specifications. The review will be as soon as we got our hands with the unit.
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